About CAMP IT Conferences Founder Julian Horwich

Julian Horwich founded CAMP IT Conferences, Inc in 1984. The organization's goal is to provide assistance to corporate IT executives, management and staff in making strategic and tactical information technology business decisions. CAMP is in its 31st year producing conferences, tradeshows, and seminars aimed at that goal.

Julian Horwich has been involved in information technology for 51 years. He initially was a systems engineer with RCA's computer division, but much of his corporate career was in IT management and staff positions at pharmaceutical and health care companies. A major focus was computer technology for drug research applications.

Widely quoted in IT publications during the 1980s and 1990s, InfoWorld said of him in their March 16, 1992 issue: "Julian Horwich is literally a household name in the microcomputer management community".

His academic background includes undergraduate study in electrical and biomedical engineering at Northwestern University, graduate study in computer science at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and continuing education at Northwestern both in digital electronics and musical theater.

His interest in producing events began as an undergraduate when he convinced a professor to give a lecture on Northwestern's IBM 709 vacuum tube computer to the student chapter of the AIEE-IRE (now IEEE). He also worked on event planning for a student religious organization at Northwestern and the Chicago chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). Julian Horwich organized the first international conference of the SAS Users Group International (SUGI) in 1976, drawing statisticians and computer professionals from seven countries.

In the 1970s and 1980s Julian Horwich was a member of several organizations involved with promoting socially responsible application of technology. He authored a handbook for the ACM's Computer Ombudsman program, and was the first editor of the organization's newsletter. Julian was also a member for a dozen years of the Northbrook Illinois Rotary Club, including a term as the editor of their weekly newsletter.

His experience supporting business users with personal computing began in the 1960s using early timesharing terminals. In the 1970s and early 1980s, he spoke widely on the future of personal computing, e-mail, and application development. He has been a guest speaker at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and Lake Forest College, as well as many computer industry conferences. His most recent talk was at the Chicago Palm Programmer's Group ( CPPG ) on "Programming Palm OS Beaming". He has authored several articles on pharmaceutical research computing, personal computing, and e-mail, and compiled the book "Pharmasources: A Directory of Software for Pharmaceutical Applications".

Julian Horwich has programmed computer software for mainframes, minicomputers, microcomputers, PDAs and cellphones. His first business software project was a payroll system written in Assembly language on the RCA 301 mainframe in 1965. He later wrote a number of scientific applications for pharmaceutical research. His mobile software development  began with several commercial personal productivity apps for handheld devices on the Palm OS and Symbian  platforms, using the C and Visual Basic programming languages. Other programming languages he has used for application development include Microsoft Access, JavaScript, FORTRAN, COBOL, SNOBOL4, RPG. He recently implemented two web-stores for CAMP Conferences' attendee and sponsor registration using the Shopsite e-commerce software.

Julian, and his wife Evey, have two married sons and four grandchildren. They live in Highland Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.



About CAMP IT Conferences President Dan Horwich


In 2001, Dan Horwich took over as President and Executive Director of CAMP IT Conferences.  Prior to joining CAMP IT, Dan held sales and sales management responsibilities at U.S. Robotics, 3Com, Mercantec, Spring Tide Networks and Lucent Technologies.  Dan graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BBA in Marketing.  Dan, and his wife, Jaimie, have two children and live in Chicago, Illinois.

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